Furman V Georgia 1972 - c) Odds of a death sentence are...

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1) Furman V Georgia 1972 a) Called for more consistency in the sentencing of the death penalty i) 70% of blacks that killed whites ii) 19% of whites that killed blacks 2) McClesky V Kemp a) Deemed that racially disproportionate impact of the death penalty in Georgia based on a  sociological study was not enough to overturn a death penalty decision in the case of a  black man i) White victim in this case 3) Scott Phillips (2008) Houston Law Review a) Study finds that blacks are more likely to be sentenced to capital punishment in similar  crimes b) 17 blacks to 12 whites
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Unformatted text preview: c) Odds of a death sentence are 1.75 percent Higher for a black person 4) Facts about blacks a) There are more African American men of all ages in prison in Texas than in the Texas higher education system i) This is a parallel to what tonry is talking about on the national level b) 1986-1999 i) # of black males imprisoned for drug offenses increased by 360% ii) # of white males increased by 9% iii) Spending on Texas Correctional system increased by 346% (1) Spending on higher education increased by 47%...
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